Obama Vows Veto For Spending Bill That Shorts FDA By $700M
By Greg Ryan
Law360, New York (June 26, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT) -- The White House threatened Thursday to veto a U.S. House of Representatives appropriations bill that falls $700 million short of the administration's $4.5 billion request for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, funding that experts say is essential to financing the agency's ever-increasing oversight responsibilities.
The administration “strongly opposes” H.R. 5973, the agriculture appropriations bill for the 2013 fiscal year, according to a statement from the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. The Appropriations Committee passed the proposal by voice vote on June 19, and the...